The latest Harry Hole novel from the bestselling Norwegian author,
translated by Don Bartlett. Hole returns to Oslo after 3 years
away, and requests permission to investigate a homicide. Finding
the case closed, he visits the alleged killer in jail, and takes on
the first impossible case of his career. Nesbo's novels have
sold 9 million copies worldwide, and Martin Scorsese is rumoured to
be making a film adaptation of "The Snowman".
"Like a Scandinavian police version of the Jason Bourne series... a compulsive page turner... Nesbo leads us into the murky back-streets of Oslo and a world of drug addiction and smuggling, gang warfare and corrupt officialdom - all of which social context is handled with real skill by the author." Independent on Sunday "Jo Nesbo writes tightly plotted, claustrophobic thrillers with plenty of snow and a brutal yet hopelessly romantic policeman hero with the wonderful name of Harry Hole... they're also exuberantly, ingeniously gruesome." -- John Preston Sunday Telegraph "Phantom is arguably a much better book than any previous instalments. Nesbo wrings out the tension, by turns painful and delicious, with consummate skill." -- Davd Connett Sunday Express "Nesbo's extraordinary writing power still mesmerises" The Times "Phantom will maintain Jo Nesbo's unstoppable momentum" The Independent
Jo Nesbo is a musician, songwriter, economist and author. His first crime novel featuring Harry Hole was published in Norway in 1997 and was an instant hit, winning the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel (an accolade shared with Peter Hoeg, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson). Phantom is the seventh of Nesbo's Harry Hole novels to be translated into English. Check out www.jonesbo.co.uk.